Person:Gershom Rice (1)

m. 1651
  1. Grace RiceAbt 1652 - 1653/54
  2. Thomas Rice1654 - 1747
  3. Mary Rice1656 - 1733
  4. Peter Rice1658 - 1753
  5. Nathaniel Rice1660/61 - 1726
  6. Sarah Rice1662/63 - Abt 1742
  7. Ephraim Rice1665 - 1732
  8. Gershom Rice1667 - 1768
  9. James Rice1669 - 1730
  10. Frances Rice1670/71 - Abt 1767
  11. Jonas Rice1672/73 - 1753
  12. Grace Rice1675/76 - Aft 1768
  13. Elisha Rice1679 - Bef 1761
m. 12 Aug 1696
  1. Lt. Gershom Rice, Jr.Abt 1697 - 1781
  2. Sarah Rice1702/03 - 1781
Facts and Events
Name Gershom Rice
Gender Male
Birth[1] 9 May 1667 Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Marriage 12 Aug 1696 Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United Statesto Elizabeth Balcom
Death[2][3] 19 Dec 1768 Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
Burial[4] Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
References
  1. Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Vital Records of Marlborough, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849. (Worcester, Massachusetts: Franklin P. Rice, 1908), 155.

    Rice, Gershom, s. Thomas and Mary, [born] May 9, 1667.

  2. Edmund Rice (1638) Association, I146.

    Gerhsom Rice, s/o Thomas Rice and Mary King, b. Marlborough 9 May 1667, d. Worcester 19 Dec 1768 aged 101, bur. Old Common Cemetery [??], m. Elizabeth Balcom.

  3. Ward, Andrew Henshaw. A Genealogical History of the Rice Family: Descendants of Deacon Edmund Rice, who came from Barkhamstead, England and settled at Sudbury, Massachusetts, in 1638 or 9. (Boston: C. Benjamin Richardson, 1858), 27.

    Boston Gazette of 26 Dec 1768: byline Worcester, 19 Dec 1768: "This day died here Mr. Gershom Rice, who completed the age of 101 years some time last May..."

  4. Find A Grave.

    [Note: there are two memorial pages for Gershom to be found on Find A Grave, neither of which has a picture of an authentic gravestone. One memorial has no picture, but as the alleged transcriptions says "2nd settler" it is probably after the fact. The other memorial, perhaps the same one since it calls him the "second settler of Worcester", has a picture of a monument representing a whole bunch of early settlers whose graves where moved in 1968, but clearly is not contemporary.]